Ministry working to build capacity of teachers

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Addis Ababa, 17 February 2014 (WIC) - The Ministry of Education (MoE) said   efforts are underway to build capacity and competency of teachers so as to maintain education quality.

Communication Affairs Directorate Director at MoE, Desalegn Samuel, told WIC that the ministry is implementing various programs that enable to improve knowledge and skills of teachers at primary and secondary schools.  

Teachers are receiving on-job short and long-term trainings. Similar trainings provided for teachers in the past have brought about encouraging changes in building their capacity.

With a view to ensuring education quality, efforts are also underway to provide certification of occupational competence for teachers, Desalegn indicated.

According to director, over 90 per cent of the teachers at government’s primary schools of Ethiopia are diploma holders.